Encore (1951) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Pat Jackson and Anthony Pelissier and produced by Antony Darnborough and Earl St. John.
Encore Podcast: The Rise and Fall of "Dragnet"By David on Aug 14, 2020 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
In the summer of 1949, "Dragnet" premiered on NBC radio. It was a show that sounded like no other thanks to creator-star Jack Webb's obsession with authenticity. "Dragnet" then moved to TV and ran for most of the 1950s. Its theme song and opening disclaimer -- "The story you are about to see is true... Read full article
Encore Podcast: Elvis Presley -- Year OneBy David on Jul 2, 2020 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Encore Podcast: Elvis Presley wasn't born in 1956, but his career was. He began the year barely known outside the south, but under the management of Col. Tom Parker he spent the year making his mark on TV variety shows hosted by Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan; and his recordings for RCA, ... Read full article
Encore Podcast: The Quiz Show Scandals -- "The $64,000 Question"By David on Dec 13, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
During the summer of 1955, a new TV show kept people in front of their sets on hot Tuesday nights. “The $64,000 Question” was a big-money quiz show that made its contestants instant celebrities and the show even displaced “I Love Lucy” as the nation’s top TV program. Wh... Read full article
Encore Podcast: The World Accordion to Lawrence WelkBy David on Dec 6, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Encore Podcast: The rise of Lawrence Welk and of rock and roll happened at roughly the same time -- maybe in reaction to each other. Welk's band played classic white-bread tunes -- waltzes, foxtrots and polkas -- and were television favorites for an amazing three decades. Reruns of the show still ai... Read full article
Encore Podcast: The Miracle of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"By David on Nov 29, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" wasn't intentionally created to be timeless, but because of its simplicity and sincerity, timeless it is. Miraculously, it avoids every cliche associated with children's animation and is a perfect blending of music, words and images that clearly conveys one man's vision a... Read full article
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